Wooden Venetian Blinds - What Are The Differences?
Wood venetian blinds are the perfect choice when you need to create privacy as well as being able to control the amount of light that enters the room. They are made up of horizontal slats which are strung onto ladder cords to make a blind. The operational cords then allow you to raise, lower and tilt the blind as required so you can control the amount of privacy and light the room receives.
The wood venetian comes in a number of different ranges with varied features and specifications to make each range that is offered unique. Most collections will come with the option to choose your favoured slat width ranging from 25mm, 35mm, 50mm or more recently a 63 or 65mm wide slat. Smaller slat widths tend to be used on smaller windows, windows with a shallow recess space or in bathrooms where you might need more privacy than normal. By far the most popular slat size used is 50mm which will suit the vast majority of window types and sizes as they allow a good amount of light through and fit into a normal sized recess without issue.
Every collection of wood blinds are available with the option to add on decorative tapes for a surcharge of around 20% - This is where instead of using ladder cords to make the blind up a strips of cotton tape that have been made like a ladder cord are used instead and can either be a colour co-ordinated colour or in certain ranges such as Sunwood blinds you can select a contrasting coloured tape to make the blind a little different or to pick out an accent colour used elsewhere in the room. It is important to note that a wood venetian blind with tapes will block slightly more light when closed as well as you don’t see the punch holes in the slats due to the fact that these are covered by the tape.
Another feature to consider when buying wood venetian blinds is which side the operational cords are fitted on. The cheaper ranges will generally have this as a fixed feature with the raise and lower on the right and the tilt cord on the left. If you would prefer to specify the control sides for example if there will only be access from one side of the window or on a bay window where you might want the outside blinds with the controls at the edge of the window then you will need to opt for one of the middle to higher end products offered such as the Sunwood or Sherwood venetian blind ranges.